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Posted on December 15 at 5:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Darn, My golden retriever really wanted a nipple ring and tramp stamp! <sarcasm>
Seriously, do people really do this stupid stuff to pets?

From: NY bans cosmetic pet tattoos, piercings

Posted on December 15 at 8:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If a public entity is budgeted for X number of dollars to cover costs of fuel when it was much higher cost, and the price then drops for an extended period of time, where are those savings going? If at the end of the budget year, prices of fuel remain low as they are now, I would certainly hope that allocated money goes toward this needed infrastructure. But then again that might make sense. Go after that money and stop even thinking about raising taxes.

From: GE retirees can find other health coverage

Posted on November 24 at 11:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So if all the retailers simply pay the $100 fine mentioned above for not opening, I would think it would send a huge message to owners after shoppers go visit a mall full of closed stores on Thanksgiving Day. A hundred bucks is probably nothing to one of these mall chains. All it takes is just one store in these malls to start a small 'shopping rebellion' to get this holiday back.

From: Some see red as Black Friday becomes Black Thursday

Posted on September 8 at 2:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Give away a free SUNY education? Seriously? These same students, once they realize just how much it costs to live in NYS, will take that free and portable degree right back to Texas or elsewhere smiling all the way for getting a free education from NYS taxpayers! Only way to beat Texas or other states is to foster a business and tax climate that makes businesses want to come here to NY like these other states obviously have done already. Many out of state parents send their kids here now because they aren't shouldering a $10K+ school & property annual tax bill from their communities and can more afford to send their kids to an out-of state school.

From: Lure best from Texas schools to boost New York economy

Posted on July 17 at 12:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I called the town and found out simply you have to buy a yearly dump permit for $20 (cash only) and bring it over to the county waste transfer facility on Hetcheltown Road. Residents can then get rid of these TV's and other electronics on their own without waiting for the annual pickup.

From: Parents must serve as good role models

Posted on June 26 at 9:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I wish Wegman's would get a presence here as well.

From: Price Chopper chops 80 corporate jobs

Posted on June 12 at 12:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wish they would finish this pick-up in a shorter period of time. All those couches & mattresses I see around town must weigh quite a bit more after being soaked with several days of rain. If someone wants something that was put out, stop & ask first during the daytime - I'm pretty sure the owners would say yes in most instances. Just don't go skulking around scavenging the neighborhoods every June, or picking stuff up in middle of the night - that could be dangerous. No one wants to find people in their yard in the middle of the night.

From: Glenville police to ‘proactively’ enforce scavenging law

Posted on April 24 at 11:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Most parts of NYC sit on a wetland that requires pumps running 24/7 to keep water out of subways, and other buildings. It costs a huge amount of money each year to constantly unclog the pumps & lines when these cheap plastic bags get sucked into drainage and sewage systems. These bags are tossed aside with no regard for where they end up and it is an expense that has to be passed on to taxpayers with higher city maintenance costs every year in their budget. I find several of them in my bushes every year up here in the 'burbs, so I can't imagine how many of them are floating around a big city. Perhaps this bag fee will deter people from accepting these cheap bags and carry their own, and merchants will not have to use so many of them that end up in landfills, sewage systems, or strewn all over the landscape. Is it a bit of a money grab? Perhaps. I also see it as a bit of social engineering to get consumers to stop accepting so much waste that all of us have to pay for when it needs to be disposed of later on.

From: Spa Co. Prosperity Partnership would boost development

Posted on April 9 at 1:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I would normally agree with what Robert said about too much duplication of services, however, if the only dog park was in Glenville and you lived in Scotia as an example, then the cost in gas alone to travel back & forth to walk your dog would likely well exceed any increase in tax you'd pay for operating two parks. The area in Glenville mentioned would require most people to drive there to use it as well. I bet its just loaded with ticks too as I see deer wandering around in it almost every day.

From: Scotia's Kastberg must try harder to share with Glenville

Posted on March 25 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Thomas: Perhaps you should contact East High School in Rochester (or Google it) and find out how\why they are called the Orientals. The Gazette is apparently just using the given name of the team for its story without passing any judgement on it.

From: Letters to the Editor for March 24

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